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Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, a four-diamond property, located in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area made waves with the opening of their new resort swimming pool. The latest addition, along with the opening of a luxury spa, provides hotel guests an opportunity to relax and refresh. At 100 feet long and more than 3,400 square feet, the adult pool features a Baja shelf that holds 20 in-pool lounge chairs coupled with a 20-person hot tub.

At poolside, guests have the opportunity to rent luxury cabanas and day beds and utilize loungers and fire pits. There is also a live entertainment area and a full-service bar offering a variety of frozen drinks and color-changing, bottoms-up centerpiece drink dispensers. The new pool area is a contemporary design created by Howell and Vancuren Landscape Architects, Allison Landscape & Pools and Bomanite Licensee, Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. The almost 10,000 square feet of pool deck design is comprised of various geometric shapes installed by Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. with two Bomanite Alloy Exposed Aggregate System Colors, Nickel Gray and Gobi Desert.

Bomanite Alloy is an architectural exposed concrete with varying exposure depths using non-native quartz and decorative aggregates that are surface seeded on concrete. With its’ low life cycle cost, Bomanite Alloy is a win for hotel casino pool decks, exterior walkways and access paths, providing improved wear resistance for light-to moderate-duty vehicular or foot traffic that comes with the daytime hard rock club goers, wedding venues or corporate events and concerts.

The Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Alloy finish specified, provided a perfect slip resistant, durable, low maintenance surface for the well-known gaming hotel, creating a cohesive deck area that sparkles with the nighttime glitz and glam of a casino with a look that is complimentary to the design vocabulary of the project. Bomanite Alloy is a suitable Bomanite Decorative Concrete choice for architectural luxury designs, posh, sleek and stylish!

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa joined the exclusive ranks of the best hospitality establishments in the country, earning the American Automobile Association’s most coveted distinction, the Four Diamond Rating. According to AAA, a Four Diamond property is one that is “refined, stylish with upscale physical attributes, extensive amenities, and high degree of hospitality, service and attention to detail.” It’s no wonder that the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino was recently voted Tulsa World’s Best in the World Hotel 2019!

Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. won the 2017 Best Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Project Bronze Award for their stunning work on the Hard Rock Hotel Pool Deck.

The Hilton Anatole Hotel Jade Waters Pool Complex

The Hilton Anatole Hotel is a landmark that spans 45 lush acres in the Dallas Design District just north of downtown. The hotel was constructed in 1979. The hotel has over 1600 guest rooms, ballrooms, five dining venues, a spa and health club, outdoor pool and 7-acre private Sculpture Garden. The hotel is host to many events, conferences, and conventions.

In 2015, Hilton broke ground on Jade Waters, a $20 million seasonal resort pool complex, utilizing 4 of the 7 acres of garden space. Jade Waters features a lazy river, two 180’ water slides, a children’s area and activity pool, leisure pool, swim-up bar and full-service restaurant. Cabanas and day beds are available in addition to the ample lounge seating. Jade Waters is exclusively for the use of hotel guests and health club members.

General Contractors, T&G Constructors, contacted Texas Bomanite in the Design Development phase of the project to work with Landscape Architecture firm TBG’s design team to provide finish options and budgeting to T&G Constructors. The hardscape portion of the project contains 60,000 square feet. Sample Boards of concrete finishes were provided to TBG prior to full-size mockups being constructed on-site. Two finishes from the Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Systems and three different colors were selected by TBG and Hilton from the jobsite mockups. The finishes were Bomanite Sandscape and Bomanite Sandscape Refined systems. The Bomanite Refined finish was also combined with a Bomanite Custom Imprint System to create a unique finish for the area of the project bounded by the Lazy River and referred to as the “Big Island”. This finish was also installed at the “Beach Entry” of the activity pool. The Imprint System combined with the Bomanite Sandscape finish simulates shifting sands on a beach.

Following approval of the mockups, the construction phase began. Due to unusually wet weather and soil conditions, the project had fallen behind schedule. T&G Constructors required an accelerated schedule to maintain the July opening date for the waterpark. This required crews to work six and seven day workweeks as well as holidays for several weeks. The congested site and wet soils presented another obstacle and required daily meetings with T&G Constructors Superintendents and their subcontractors for coordination of work areas as well as laydown areas. Recycled concrete fines was used in place of cushion sand to provide a better base on which to set forms and pour the concrete. Recycled concrete was also used to provide haul routes to get materials and equipment in and out of the site. The waterpark and garden opened in July of 2016 as scheduled.

Great Wolf Lodge Resort

The Great Wolf Lodge Resort is the largest family of indoor water parks that opened in 2016 in Garden Grove, California. The 12-acre family entertainment resort has a hotel and conference center and is California’s first and only indoor water park. 18,000 square feet of retail and dining options make this truly a grand resort.

Working with Ridge Landscape Architects, Bomanite Licensee Bomel Construction, identified that the Bomanite Imprint Systems were designed to fit with the incredible theme and very unique architecture. Multiple uses of the Custom Bomanite Boardwalk stamp were installed with a Bomanite Adobe Tan Integral color and Bomanite French Gray Release Agent on the exterior grounds of the resort. The Bomanite Boardwalk pattern was given a rustic wood texture to compliment the woodsy feel of the architecture. The Custom Bomacron Boardwalk Pattern was framed with opposing Bomanite Integral Colors and Bomanite Release Agent borders. The Bomacron Alicante pattern, resembling the flow of water or an incoming wave, provided a unique and interesting walkway that was seeded with 3/8” white china rock in dark gray and exposed with a light sandblast using the Bomanite Alloy Finish.

The Bomanite Imprint System adds a distinctive architectural touch to any project, together with the durability to stand up to the toughest traffic loads and environmental conditions. For over six decades, Bomanite Imprint Systems have offered homeowners and design professionals a virtually limitless palette of colors, textures, and patterns to choose from.

Solterra The Retreat Clubhouse

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Solterra, the site of the 2008 Parade of Homes, needed a hardscape solution that fit the Tuscan-themed clubhouse and would be functional for each area of this upscale development, including the main drop-off area, the pool deck, and the patios.

Bomanite Licensee, Colorado Hardscapes, installed Bomacron imprinted and colored concrete and an integral color swirl finish, keeping within the budget and achieving the desired look. The main drop-off, the entry area, and the focal walkway leading to the pool utilized the Bomacron Roman Cobble pattern. Technicians grouted in the stones in the pedestrian areas while the stones in the vehicular areas were stained to look like grout.   The integral color swirl finish completed the unique design with bands used to separate the different areas and to bring detail to the patios. The field areas of these 5-inch, reinforced, monolithic pours received a stained finish to give it a different color than the bands.

The bull nose steps coordinate with the bull nose pool coping. A sandblasted and stained quote from Michelangelo, etched into the concrete, graces both entries. The poured-in place column bases in the amphitheater and the giant planter caps match the precast finish on the walls

The Caribbean Beach Resort – Old Port Royal Swimming Pool

The Caribbean Beach Resort – Old Port Royal Swimming Pool won an Honorable Mention Award in the Best Bomanite Imprint Commercial Project category in Bomanite’s 2008 Annual Project Award Contest.

Bomanite Licensed Contractor, Edwards Concrete Company completed in 2008 The Caribbean Beach Resort Pool Feature Upgrade at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. Disney wanted to remodel the swimming pool area to be themed like an old fort somewhere in The Caribbean. Edwards used 408 yards of concrete and over 5,000 feet of lumber, and 34 tons of rebar to build and pour fort walls, a waterslide feature, remodeled the restrooms, light pole bases, and a kid’s water park area. Edwards also formed stamped, colored and  finished the swimming pool deck with a Bomanite Coquina stamp, Limestone color and a walnut release for a total of 22,000 sq. ft. The Edwards Concrete team spent more than 6,000 hours on this project. Work was started in March and finished in September to achieve their deadlines. The project theme was a success and gave the client the Caribbean feel they desired.